London to Darwen by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 53m
  • Distance
    290 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Darwen by train

Fast trains from London to Darwen take around 2 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 290 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Darwen.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Darwen?

Journeys between London and Darwen usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from London to Darwen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Darwen?

The London to Darwen train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Darwen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Darwen is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:31 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 07:30, and the last at 20:15.

When to book London to Darwen train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Darwen by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Darwen?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Darwen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.